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JRC GEE PT 2017/01

Determination of Fipronil in eggs


Publication date
24 August 2017


Determination of Fipronil in eggs

The enforcement of food safety legislation is based on adequate measurement capabilities of official control laboratories in EU Member States. Currently the detection of Fipronil in eggs is of regulatory and public concern.

Therefore, EU official control laboratories (NRLs and OCLs) are invited – FREE OF CHARGE – to demonstrate their performance for such measurements via the participation in a dedicated proficiency testing exercise organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission.

Each participant will receive two samples of 40 g homogenised frozen eggs.

Participation is on a voluntary basis and free of charge. Confidentiality of the data is granted. The JRC can provide a certificate for participation upon request.

This interlaboratory comparison is organised under accreditation to ISO/IEC 17043.

A detailed outline of the study will be included in the parcels with the test samples.

You are kindly requested to register and/or distribute this information as soon as possible to any eligible laboratory of interest.

Please bear in mind that due to the urgency of the matter and the short time for registration we will use all channels available to spread the information and invite eligible participants. Therefore, we like to apologize, if you may receive this invitation from various sources and wish to point out that only a single participation can be granted for each particular institution (based on the submitted postal address).

We wish to inform you that Wageningen University and Research (RIKILT) in the Netherlands is organising in a similar timing a commercial proficiency test on fipronil in eggs that is open to all laboratories (official/private, inside and outside the EU).

Reporting of results: 10 October / 18 October 2017
Reporting to participants: 31 October 2017
Sample dispatch: 26 September / 04 October 2017
Year: 2017-01-01 00:00:00
Contact: jrc-eurl-pahatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (jrc-eurl-pah[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)


18 DECEMBER 2017